Springer Series on Wave Phenomena

Rayleigh-Wave Theory and Application

Proceedings of an International Symposium Organised by The Rank Prize Funds at The Royal Institution, London, 15–17 July, 1985

Editors: Ash, Eric A., Paige, Edward G.S. (Eds.)

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There is no respect for mere age in Science or Technology. Yet the cen­ tenary of the discovery, by the third Lord Rayleigh, that elastic waves can be guided by a surface, is memorable for the contradictions which it encompasses: Rayleigh's assessment of his classic 1885 paper as a rather minor mathematical development with a potential value only in seismology on the one hand; on the other the rediscovery of the subject in a totally that of electronic signal processing - which has led to its different fiel- explosive growth over the last twenty years. The new surface acoustic wave (SAW) devices have proved to be per­ electronic components. Today almost all television receivers con­ vasive tain one or more SAW filters, sophisticated radars depend on SAW signal processing, and SAW devices have been incorporated in ultra-high perfor­ mance opto-electronic systems. With the objective of surveying these developments and attempting to predict those that can be foreseen, as well as marking the centenary of Lord Rayleigh's discovery, The Rank Prize Funds' Committee for Opto­ Electronics organised a symposium in London, in July 1985. It was held in the Royal Institution, London, where Rayleigh himself once worked and often lectured. The present volume is the tangible outcome of the symposium, In which international experts survey.ed their various fields, and presented the most exciting recent developments.

Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • Some Sketches of Rayleigh

    Howard, J. N.

    Pages 2-9

  • Rayleigh Wave Propagation

    Auld, B. A.

    Pages 12-28

  • The Relationship Between Surface Wave Displacement and Anisotropy on Selected Crystal Structures

    Dieulesaint, E. (et al.)

    Pages 29-36

  • On Rayleigh Waves and Related Propagating Acoustic Waves

    Lewis, M. F.

    Pages 37-58

  • Rayleigh Wave Transducers

    Morgan, D. P.

    Pages 60-77

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rayleigh-Wave Theory and Application
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of an International Symposium Organised by The Rank Prize Funds at The Royal Institution, London, 15–17 July, 1985
Editors
  • Eric A. Ash
  • Edward G.S. Paige
Series Title
Springer Series on Wave Phenomena
Series Volume
2
Copyright
1985
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-82621-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-82621-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-82623-8
Series ISSN
0931-7252
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 362
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